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After Evil

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848945234

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 7th December 2008

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General

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Criminologist Jane Carter Woodrow has spent many years working with both offenders and victims of violent crime, but it wasn’t until she met Neil, whose mother was one of the Yorkshire Ripper’s first victims, that she realised quite how devastating the aftermath of a murder can be.

Everything seemed perfect in Neil Jackson’s childhood until one day, on a cold January morning in 1976. He was awoken by the police knocking on the door to break the shocking news that his mother had become the second victim of a serial killer – soon to become known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’.

This evil act exposed a web of secrets and lies that was to devastate Neil and change his life forever. In After Evil, criminologist Jane Carter Woodrow reveals what happens when the camera and the lurid headlines fade away. Neil’s riveting story captures the real nature of the tragedy that murder can visit on a family and shows how incredibly he pieced his life back together after becoming one of the forgotten victims of Britain’s most notorious serial killer.


If you read any book this year, you must read this one.
Alma Cullen, Scriptwriter, TV's <i>Inspector Morse</i>
Unsparing, shocking, beautifully told story of a young boy who woke up to a nightmare.
Norman Hull, <i>AVP Films</i>
Insightful, revealing and detailed, AFTER EVIL is a warm and human portrait of the collateral damage inflicted on a whole family hit by a serial killer. And it is ultimately a moving story of survival and how, against all odds, it is possible to go beyond tragedy.
Andrea Michell, <i>Bravura Films</i>